Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer Sunset


Hi everyone.  I really appreciate all of you who wished me a speedy recovery - thanks so much!! :)  Am feeling good today and hope that this nasty virus is finally on it's way.

I made a card for the SCS Color Challenge (#488 - pick three or more colors from this list:  blushing bride, daffodil delight, island indigo, lost lagoon, mossy meadow, pistachio pudding, strawberry slush) - dessert is to make it a summer card.  I decided to sponge a summer sunset - love this color combo.  I used distress inks that are my closest in color (mustard seed, tattered rose, worn lipstick).  I then misted it with water to give it some visual texture.  I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous colors, so used vellum for my leafy die-cut.  I stamped the sentiment on a cut-off from resizing my main panel.

This is also for the Fusion Challenge (July 17 - French Cupcakes) ... I thought the colors were the same as the flowers on the cupcakes.




Super simple, easy, quick ... but really pretty - I'm happy! :)  Hope you like it too.







Stamps:  Where the heart is (Simon Says)
Paper:  White (Neenah); 40 lb. vellum (Bazzill)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Mustard Seed, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick; Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, water mister, Fresh Foliage die (Memory Box)



Challenges:
SCS Color #488
Fusion - French Cupcakes

27 comments:

  1. Pleased your feeling better Loll......such a pretty card lovely sunset background. and love your delicate foliage

    Anne

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  2. so pretty and classy - love it - it's going on my pinterest board!

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  3. Ooh, this is fabulous, Loll! Love that background.

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  4. Hope that the virus has said goodbye and is leaving you totally! Glad you are feeling a bit better. This trio of colors is just luscious...and your water drops always look so textural. The vellum leaf was wonderful too, as it didn't cover the soft colors. Great card, as always! TFS & Hugs

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  5. Great design. The colors are so lovely.

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  6. This is so pretty Loll, the colours remind me of gelato! Perfect for summer, Cathy x

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  7. Lovely use of the softer colors! Glad you are feeling better~

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  8. What a gorgeous bg Loll. Love these colors. Make me think of grapefruit. I love the softness of the vellum.

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  9. Sorry to hear you havent been well Loll. Hope you are getting better. Love the colours on your card and the use of vellum really works well. Beautiful card

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  10. The vellum looks so soft and airy over the pretty colors Loll! hope you are feeling better!

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  11. Glad you're feeling better, Loll. Love this ombre background with the vellum leaf! Such pretty colors and the vellum adds a dreamy quality!

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  12. What a stunning card Loll, I love it! So pretty :)

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  13. Glad you're feeling better Loll. This card is so pretty and delicate - love the vellum leaf.

    Karen x

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  14. So beautiful! Love the vellum flower idea

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  15. Yayyy....glad to hear you're feeling better - and your card, filled with pretty summery colours - certainly reflects you're on the mend. Absolutely lovely background - and the vellum is the perfect addition! Adds an impact, but doesn't distract from that eye-catching panel! WOW!
    Hugs~c

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  16. Hi Loll!
    This is so beautifully soft looking it takes my breath away! Just stunning!
    Also, I must thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I'm so glad you like my tag...!
    Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

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  17. This is amazing! That softly colored background with the vellum leaves - stunning!

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  18. Sorry to hear that you had a nasty virus, they are no fun at all. I am glad that you are feeling better and hopefully that nasty virus is on the way out! Love, love the card!! Those colors make such a beautiful sunset and I just love your leaves in vellum. Hugs, Brenda

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  19. Oh I love this card!! So beautiful, Loll =] Michele

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  20. So pretty! Love the pink with yellow!

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  21. Wow this is amazing Loll, glad you are on the mend now too :) Viv xx

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  22. The pink and yellow BG with vellum leaves is so elegant :) live this one, thank you for sharing with Fusion !

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  23. OMG ...Simply Gorgeous BG Loll. Love how you used the vellum leaves so your pretty BG showed thru. TFS.

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  24. Beautiful, Loll ... just beautiful ... the vellum leaves are perfect against the soft background! Good to hear you're feeling better ... hope it continues! Anita :)

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